FESTIVAL Bloomsday Montréal – June 10-16, 2017

Walking tours, films, music, talks and conversations that unpack the ever-popular novels of James Joyce and explore the rich, storied culture of the Irish in Montréal.

“Whitehot passion was in that face, passion silent as the grave, and it had made her his.”

James Joyce

“A warm human plumpness settled down on his brain. His brain yielded. Perfume of embraces all him assailed. With hungered flesh obscurely, he mutely craved to adore.”

James Joyce

“Beside the rivering waters of, hitherandthithering waters of. Night!”

James Joyce

“Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.”

James Joyce

“His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.”

James Joyce

2017 Performers, Storytellers, Authors & Scholars

Reading and storytelling performances, panels, walking tours, live music, meet-the-authors and much more. New this year, events at the 2017 Blue Metropolis Festival.

Take a look at the 2017 program. Registration opens May 1.

Festival Bloomsday Montréal Newsletter

Richard Wagamese: The Joyce Effect

Joyce influenced one of Canada’s indigenous writers of current renown. I am referring to Richard Wagamese who sadly passed away in March at the far too early age of 61. Wagamese was not exactly brought up surrounded by books and stimulating teachers of literature. In...

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